How to void Sihr / Sorcery?

  • Pray your five daily prayers on time.
  • Make Wudua before going to bed.
  • Recite Going to bed, Morning and Evening Athkar (remembrance) in full.
  • Recite Ayat Al-Korsi consistently for about an hour daily.
  • Recite Surat Al-Falaq and Surat Al-Nas for about an hour daily.
  • Recite Surah Al-Baqarah at least once every three days. 
  • If you can’t recite these Quranic verses and Athkar, then listen to them attentively while reading or listening to the translation. There are numerous free Athkar apps to download online on your cell phone. Carry on this program for a few weeks or months.

Verses in the Quran that void Sihr (witchcraft)

Scholar Ibn Kathir said, “It was reported to me that when these verses are recited into water and then poured on the head of a patient of Sihr, Allah will cure him inshallah.”

Yunus Chapter

٨١  فَلَمَّا أَلْقَوْا قَالَ مُوسَىٰ مَا جِئْتُمْ بِهِ السِّحْرُ ۖ إِنَّ اللَّهَ سَيُبْطِلُهُ ۖ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُصْلِحُ عَمَلَ الْمُفْسِدِينَ
81  And when they threw, Moses said, “What you produced is sorcery, and Allah will make it fail. Allah does not foster the efforts of the corrupt.”
٨٢  وَيُحِقُّ اللَّهُ الْحَقَّ بِكَلِمَاتِهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْمُجْرِمُونَ
82  “And Allah upholds the truth with His words, even though the sinners detest it.”
Al-Araf Chapter
١١٧  وَأَوْحَيْنَا إِلَىٰ مُوسَىٰ أَنْ أَلْقِ عَصَاكَ ۖ فَإِذَا هِيَ تَلْقَفُ مَا يَأْفِكُونَ
117  And We inspired Moses: “Throw your staff.” And at once, it swallowed what they were faking.
١١٨  فَوَقَعَ الْحَقُّ وَبَطَلَ مَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ
118  So the truth came to pass, and what they were producing came to nothing.
١١٩  فَغُلِبُوا هُنَالِكَ وَانْقَلَبُوا صَاغِرِينَ
119  There they were defeated, and utterly reduced.
١٢٠  وَأُلْقِيَ السَّحَرَةُ سَاجِدِينَ
120  And the magicians fell to their knees.
١٢١  قَالُوا آمَنَّا بِرَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
121  They said, “We have believed in the Lord of the Worlds.”
١٢٢  رَبِّ مُوسَىٰ وَهَارُونَ
122  “The Lord of Moses and Aaron.”
Taha Chapter
٦٩  وَأَلْقِ مَا فِي يَمِينِكَ تَلْقَفْ مَا صَنَعُوا ۖ إِنَّمَا صَنَعُوا كَيْدُ سَاحِرٍ ۖ وَلَا يُفْلِحُ السَّاحِرُ حَيْثُ أَتَىٰ
69  Now throw down what is in your right hand—it will swallow what they have crafted. What they have crafted is only a magician’s trickery. But the magician will not succeed, no matter what he does.”

Sihr is more prevalent in these countries: Israel, India, China, Morocco, Romania, Indonesia, Yemen, Chile, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Nepal, Malawi, Mexico, Haiti, Philippines, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Central African Republic, Iraq, and Ethiopia.

Sihr could never change reality. It can only change our perception; it could change what we see and hear but not how people and things are in real life.

For Sihr (evil magic) to be set up by the Sahir (magician), the magician requests a piece of clothes of the targeted person, the target’s name and his mother’s name, picture or body part like hair or nails. Then they apply magic on a physical object (Incantation) like writing a spell on a picture, cloth, paper, etc. They hide that spell in the ground, grave, underwater, etc. Magicians could also put the spell in food or water or something to be sniffed or sprayed. Patients who have Sihr, could vomit nails, pieces of glass, wood, stones, or even actual pictures and small chains. These are items that they did not swallow but rather left by the Jinn in the body. What is targeted by Ruqiah is the body and spirit of the magic serving shaitan.

Walking on a glass bridge is scary even though it could be safe, yet if you walk on a narrower path on the ground, you will not be scared. Shaitan works on your perception. It works on illusions. If the person can’t fight illusions, the illusions turn into reality. People who are less affected by illusions are more resistant to Sihr.

It is always easier to protect yourself, your house, and your family from Sheitan, than going through the battle of kicking him out of the body. When the devils settle inside someone, they enter the body in groups. There is rarely a single Sheitan inside the body. Jinn inside the body do not typically work alone. They attack in large groups and they alternate. They get backup support from the outside Jinn. Morning, Evening, and Going to bed Athkar create a disconnection between the inside and outside Jinn. Athkar prevents the outside Jinn from supporting the inside Jinn. Jinn inside the body can either leave or stay tamed.

Claims made during Ruqiah that the Jinn left and then came back after Ruqiah are not true. Jinn might go incognito or dormant so that the patient and Raqi think that the Jinn left the body but it did not. The human body is not an amusement park for the Jinn to come inside and leave randomly. The patient has to be in a vulnerable state. We explained vulnerability in other sections of this website.

Could someone do Sihr to someone else online?

Unfortunately, Yes!! Sahir (evil magician) can print someone’s picture off social media for example and apply magic to this printed picture. They could also call someone on the phone or WhatsApp for example, and when the victim answers, he hears ununderstood words and air blowing, and then the magic occurs if the victim did not recite Athkar.

Is Sihr hereditary or contagious? For example, if a pregnant woman is inflicted with Sihr, does her child get inflicted too?

There are 2 types of transitive Sihr effect.

First, Sihr for a specific person. For example, A woman could have Sihr that prevents pregnancy, however, if the will of Allah is for her to get pregnant, then she does. The impact of the Sihr carries on to make her get a miscarriage. the Jinn himself seeks to harm other family members to execute the Sihr effectively. For example, if  Sihr is set up to make a woman ugly. The jinn could harm her kids by making them cry and fight each other so that she does not have time to beautify herself for her husband. In this case, the Sihr is made for the wife, but it affects the kids and husband. Yet, there are cases where the Sihr knots inside the mom carry over to the embryo in the womb and to the infant during breastfeeding.

What is the solution?

‘Ibn Abbas reported God’s messenger as saying that if anyone who seeks intimacy with their spouse says, “In the name of God. God, keep us away from the devil and keep the devil away from what you have provided us,” should a child be born to them thereby, no devil could ever harm this child.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

In addition, seek treatment by reciting morning and evening Athkar and recite or listen daily to Surat Al-Baqarah throughout your pregnancy and during breastfeeding. Run Ruqiah for your child while sleeping.

Second, is the so-called “Family Sihr” which targets specific family members like the husband, wife, and their children. There are cases where the evil magician creates Sihr for every one of the kids in their name. Sihr could impact other family members if the Sihr is scripted in their names. when the kids impacted are young, the treatment should start with diagnosing and treating the parents. Treatment for Family Sihr requires collaboration and cooperation between all family members. If one family member recites Surat Al-Baqarah in the house, other family members should not follow that by listening to music and watching TV. In other cases, the Sihr isn’t triggered by a human in the first place. It is rather Mass (the Jinn targets a specific person). In this case, the Jinn creates its own Sihr on this person. A very common example is a female teenager who plays music, dresses seductively and keeps dancing at home as a type of exercise. Jinn would target her because she is sexually appealing to Jinn.

How should I void Sihr items (Black Magic incantations)?

Recite the current Athkar of the day whether morning or evening Athkar. Be in a state of Wudua. Recite Surat Al-Fatihah, Surat Al-Falaq, Surat Al-Nass, and Ayat Al-Korsi 3 times each, with or without Surah Al-Baqarah on water or oil. Wear disposable gloves. for your safety, do not attempt to smell the magic even if it has a distinct smell, and do not read the words of magic because by sniffing on the Sihr items or reading them you could execute the Sihr on yourself.

Submerge the magic or charm inside Ruqiah water or Ruqiah oil, then completely empty the container or wrap of Sihr inside the Ruqiah water, while it is submerged. Keep reciting Surat Al-Falaq and Surat Al-Nass, at the end of reciting each surah, blow air from your mouth on the magic and Ruqiah water. Destroy or shred the contents while submerged. If there are knots, un-tie them or cut them. You can burn, bury, destroy, or discard the remaining debris of the magic item. If the Sihr is written on a metal object like a brass item, submerge the item in Ruqiah water or Ruqiah olive oil, and then while it is wet, you can hammer it down to remove any writing on it or sand it by hand or by a machine to remove the writings.

If the Sihr has been sprayed or if it has been buried but you can have access to it, then mix Ruqiah water with Salt and spray the targeted area.

Needless to say, if someone gifts you food, drink, scents, or clothes that you suspect might have Black Magic, you must treat them exactly as Black Magic. Do not re-gift them, do not feed them to animals, do not give them to a homeless person on the street, etc. Rather void the magic using the above method and discard them.

If you are voiding the Sihr of a stranger you do not know, expect a great reward from Allah for voiding their magic and helping a miserable soul out there.

Note, while voiding the Sihr, the person impacted with Sihr could have severe pain or reactions, yet carry on with the voiding of Sihr.

What is Jinn Attendance or Manifestation?

Any living being (excluding plants) is a combination of soul and body. Jinn have souls and bodies just like humans. The spirit is who living beings truly are. However, the body is just the apparatus this spirit uses to achieve its goals. During recitation on the patients who are inflicted with Sihr, Attendance or Manifestation happens. It means that the spirit of the Jinn and the spirit of the human share the same body. One spirit could be in more control than the other. So Attendance specifically means that the Jinn is in control of the body rather than the human. This is how different cultures and religions in the past came up with the idea of hurting the body of the patient during the Manifestation of the Jinn on the body. Their thought is that since the Jinn is using the body now, if the body, experiences pain, the spirit of the Jinn will be hurt. Raqi’s do not prefer using pain for treatment as they estimate that it is only effective in about 3% of the patients. By pain we refer to mild taps at the bottom of the feet for example.

During Ruqia, the could Jinn takes over the body. The patient’s voice changes, the eyes roll, and the Jinn talks in a different voice or even in a different language instead of the patient. Muslim scholars advise avoiding talking to the Jinn even if the Jinn claim that they repent, converted to Islam, or even offered to help. Also, the Raqi and patients’ companions should refrain from threatening the Jinn or responding to the Jinn’s threats in any way. Just stick only to reciting the Quran. All attendees should be in a state of Wudua to avoid any harm by the Jinn. Additionally, all attendees should have recited all the morning or evening Athkar, according to the time of the day, before attending the Ruqia session.

Imam Ibn Taimiah used to recite repeatedly in the ear of patients experiencing an active manifestation 2 verses:

  • Verse 115 from Chapter Al-Muminun “Did you then think that We had created you in vein, and that you would not be brought back to Us (for account)?” أَفَحَسِبْتُمْ أَنَّمَا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ عَبَثًا وَأَنَّكُمْ إِلَيْنَا لَا تُرْجَعُونَ
  • The verse of the Throne in the Cow Chapter, Ayat Al-Korsi

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